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There are 10 ways to get from Ancona to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Ancona  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Barcelona (BCN) AOI - BCN

35€ - 145€

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Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Barcelona (BCN) BLQ - BCN

53€ - 260€

Train to Venice, fly  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Barcelona (BCN) VCE - BCN

68€ - 292€

Train to Rome, fly  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Barcelona (BCN) FCO - BCN

61€ - 203€

Train, train to Florence, fly  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Barcelona (BCN) FLR - BCN

70€ - 331€

Train to Rome Ciampino, fly  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Barcelona (BCN) CIA - BCN

79€ - 308€

Train  •  15h 39m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  4. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

154€ - 293€

Bus  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna K1901
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Barcelona Nord Barcelona - Bologna

Train, bus, car ferry  •  27h 21m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza to Civitavecchia Port
  3. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

86€ - 143€

Drive  •  12h 41m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Barcelona 1349.1 km

160€ - 250€

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 4h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ancona to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Barcelona Nord via Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Torino Porta Susa, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 39m.

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The distance between Ancona and Barcelona is 960 km. The road distance is 1349.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15h 39m and costs 150€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Ancona to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Ancona to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ancona station.

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Ancona to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Ancona station.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs 35€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 300€ and takes 15h 39m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 960.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines flies from Ancona to Barcelona twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ancona to Barcelona via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 15h 39m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Ancona to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 130€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 120€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
20€ - 250€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 250€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
20€ - 250€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
Flights from Venice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
22€ - 180€
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 400€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
40€ - 65€
Train from Ancona to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
5€ - 8€
Base Standard
8€ - 12€
Base Premium
10€ - 15€
Train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
33€ - 37€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Bologna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
SitBus Shuttle
Phone
(+39) 06.5916826
Email
sit@sitbus.com
Website
sitbusshuttle.com
Bus from Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza to Civitavecchia Port
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
SitBus Shuttle
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Ancona Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Ancona to Barcelona bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Ancona to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Barcelona is 1349 km. It takes approximately 12h 41m to drive from Ancona to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Ancona Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Ancona Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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